Monday, 9 July 2012

Legion of Everblight Update

Things have been quiet this weekend with hobby stuff – real life taking the front seat to full effect. However, last week did provide some very productive painting time and here is the result.

The Shepherd above has been on the painting table for quite some time now. A beautifully delicate model it was great to paint, although I did have to borrow a magnifier to paint – or rather see – her eyes.


This Nephilim Bolt Thrower is not complete by any means but his skin is coming along really well. He too has been fun to paint, if a little more work than the shepherd. With a Nephilim Soldier currently waiting for an undercoat it was important to get my procedure for painting skin sorted and I think we're pretty much there.

6 comments:

  1. Great work on both minis, but particularly the Shepherd - especially the eyes which work really well, and makes the face stand out nicely, with a large hint of "Wow!" about it.

    I really struggle with using a magnifier (it plays hell with my depth perception) - any tips?

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    1. I could have become very used to using the magnifier, I could see so much detail under the light. However, once I took it off I couldn't focus on anything for a minute or so – once the eyes were done I put it away.

      When painting the shepherd's eyes I led the paintbrush into the model with the little finger on my brush hand, resting it upon her hood so the brush could find the right spot.

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  2. Cor! Lovely work on these; I'm always impressed by the way that you build up the layers on the skin tones.

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    1. I've finally understanding what works with the beast skin. I used to paint then wash, then highlight then wash, then highlight again. However, taking some advice from Andy on a previous post I've tried to simplify the process and it seems to be working.

      The test will be the Nephilim Soldier to come – he has a lot more skin showing!

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  3. They are looking really cool matey :-)

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    1. Hehe, they'll be staring at you from across the battlefield soon ;)

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